Mecha Choice

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Mecha Choice
MP9 4-Player Mecha Choice.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 3 seconds per round
Music track Heart-Pounding Thrills
Music sample

Mecha Choice is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The name is a pun on "make a choice." This minigame's gameplay is similar to that of Risky Railway from Wii Party, a minigame from another game created by NDcube.


The four players, chased by Mechakoopas, run frantically out of a narrow passage into a larger hall with three doors.


Magikoopa and Shy Guy get trapped in Mecha Choice.
Magikoopa and Shy Guy get trapped, while Mario and Koopa continue.

Players are being pursued by Mechakoopas and must choose one of three doors. They use A Button, One Button, or Two Button to pick a door, and they can change their minds as many times as they want until the time limit expires. For each set of three doors, one is a trap with more Mechakoopas waiting while some of the other Mechakoopas enter and eliminate the player, and any players who choose that door (or who do not choose any door before time is up) are eliminated. The last player remaining is the winner. Ties will occur only if either all remaining players are eliminated at the same dead end or more than one player makes it successfully through five rounds.

Players who do not choose a door within the time limit automatically get a lower ranking than the players who are about to reach a dead end. Additionally, if all of the players pick a dead end, they all get first place.


If only one player is left before five rounds are completed, they strike a victory pose in the middle of the hall. If one or more players make it through five rounds without picking any dead ends, a single door in the back of the room opens into whiteness, which the leftover players enter after striking their poses.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Choose a safe route to escape the Mechakoopas. If you pick a dead end, you're out!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press A Button, One Button, or Two Button to choose between the different routes. You can change your pick until time runs out."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカクッパからにげろ!
Mekakuppa kara nigero!
Run away from the Mechakoopas!
Chinese 機器庫巴別過來!
Jīqì Kùbā bié guòlái!
Mechakoopas, Don't Come Any Closer!
French Invasion méchanique Mechanical invasion
German Flucht vor den Robo-Koopas Escape from the Mecha-Koopas
Italian Il Castello dei Koopasapiens Mecha Koopas' Castle
Spanish Callejón sin salida Blind Alley